Live-In Respite Care at Home

Although caring for a loved one is your utmost priority, we understand how emotionally and physically demanding it can be.

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What is live-in respite care?

Live-in respite care gives you the opportunity to take a short break safe in the knowledge that your loved one is cared for. We do everything we can to maintain your established routines and we welcome any advice on how best to keep things calm and comforting while you’re away.

It doesn’t always mean that your loved one stays at home with a carer while you take time away. Sometimes, it means that we take on the jobs so you can spend time relaxing together.

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    When might live-in respite care be required?

    Respite care is a sensible option when your loved one is recovering after an operation or a fall. If they need urgent care while getting back to full strength, it’s much more comforting to recuperate in their own home.  You’ve got your favourite food, the bed’s just how you like it and when you’re feeling up to it, we positively encourage as many visitors as you want!

    What are the benefits of respite care at home? 

    In order to show up best for ourselves and our loved ones, everyone needs a break. So, if you’ve been the primary carer for your loved one, respite care can bring plenty of benefits for both of you: 

    • Allows time to rest – caring for a loved one can be challenging and tiring. Taking the time to rest is great for your physical and mental health, allowing you to better care for your loved one in the future.
    • Gives back personal time – your cup must be full before you can fill up others. Buying back personal time gives you the chance to practice self-care and do the hobbies you enjoy. 
    • Prevents social isolation – when caring full-time, you may not have time for friends and family, which can be incredibly damaging to your mental health. 
    • New companionship – respite care gives your loved one a fresh break too, allowing them to make a new companion and enjoy their company.


    Areas we cover at Ashridge Home Care

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    Why choose Ashridge Home Care for respite care at home? 

    Our priority is always getting to know you and your loved one. After all, you’ve been the one caring for them, so we welcome any advice that’ll make your loved one more comfortable. By taking the time to understand the situation, we can match your loved one with a carer that they’ll form a strong friendship with. 

    At Ashridge Home Care, we’re rated as Outstanding in Caring by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), with all of our carers being trained in-house, so you can rest assured that your loved one is in safe hands. 

    Our aim is to provide flexibility and freedom with respite care, meaning everyone is at their best. 

    What does our live-in respite care include? 

    At Ashridge, we understand that everyone’s different with a variety of different needs and care requirements. This is why we discuss everything in detail beforehand, so we can provide your loved one with the comprehensive care they need. Our live-in care service covers:

    • Personal care such as bathing and dressing
    • Assistance with household chores such as cleaning and laundry 
    • Cooking and preparing meals
    • Shopping
    • Taking care of pets and the garden
    • Booking and attending appointments 
    • Assisting with social activities and hobbies
    • Administering medication

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    How do I arrange live-in respite care?

    You deserve a break which is why arranging live-in respite care is a breeze. Simply fill in the form below or give us a call on 01494 917 344. We’ll then arrange for your dedicated care manager to meet with you and your loved one to discuss what’s required. 

    After getting to know you both, we’ll assign a carer that suits your needs and their personality. So you can enjoy your well-deserved respite and your loved one is cared for.

    “In January this year my 90 year old Mum, who has dementia, had the latest of many falls in her flat.  We decided that she should move in with us. We had a ski holiday booked and thought of cancelling when we met a member of staff from Ashridge Home Care. Our concerns vanished overnight. Regular phone calls to our daughter filled us with confidence that Mum was well, medicine compliant and happy. Ashridge Home Care were excellent and we are using them again in October. We would highly recommend them”

    Here to help

    Choosing care is a huge decision and not something that you should take lightly. Some of these conversations can be tricky and it’s our job to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible.

    We are more than happy to visit you and your family at home to discuss your situation and consider the options available to you.

    If you’d like more information, simply fill in the below form and we’ll aim to get back to you within 24 hours.

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